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Plastic Welding Gun SOP

Plastic Welding Gun SOP

Product SKU: 50710P
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  • Provides a step-by-step safe work process of using a Plastic Welding Gun
  • Communicates the preferred way to safely use a Plastic Welding Gun
  • Can assist in ensuring workers are adequately trained
  • Provided in Microsoft Word for easy customisation/editing
  • Includes a Risk Assessment Form

Enhance your existing workplace safety systems with Safe Operating Procedures.

The Plastic Welding Gun Use Safe Operating Procedures (SOP) or Safe Work Procedures (SWP) provides a way for your business to outline step-by-step safe processes for using a Plastic Welding Gun. SOPs are ideal in:

  • ensuring workes recognise and manage associated hazards and risks involved
  • providing a training document for workers both prior to and during the use of Plastic Welding Gun.

SOP Content:

  • Management Commitment and Approval
  • PPE
  • Hazards & Risks
  • Precautions
  • Pre-Operation Inspection
  • Operation Sequence
  • Maintenance/Cleaning
  • Includes a Risk Assessment Form

Product Extract (sample only)

  1.     Inspect and identify the plastic material (Looking at the color of the flame, the smoke, the burning process, and the smell can help you determine the type of plastic):

a.     Polyethylene (PE) - No smoke, blue flame, and a candle wax odor                              

    1. Polypropylene (PP) – clear in color - No smoke, orange flame, acid odor
    2. Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (A.B.S.) – black in color - Black sooty smoke hangs in the air, sweet odor
    3. Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) – white or gray in color - Self-extinguishing, will not flame
    4. Polyurethane (TPUR) - Black smoke, sputtering effect
  1. Select filler rod
    1. Must be the same type of plastic as the workpiece
    2. The size will depend the thickness of the workpiece
  2. Turn the air pressure ON
  3. Turn the heating element ON
  4. Allow the heating element to reach the required temperature
  5. Start the welding process
    1. Apply heat to the rod end and the base material seam at the same time until both are tacky
    2. Press the tacky end of the rod down into the tacky starting point of the base materials
    3. Hold the rod at a 90o angle directly above the weld seam, press firmly and evenly down into the weld point as you apply heat in the direction of the weld seam with a short fanning motion
    4. As the rod and base material become tacky, if you are welding at proper temperature, a loop will form where rod joins weld of base materials and small beads will form an either side of completed welded sections
    5. At the end of the weld, cut the rod with knife or pliers
    6. Cut a new end for the rod to start a new weld.  The end of the rod should be free from discoloration and warping if proper heat was applied

Ready to Use

Save time with our pre-filled, fully customisable templates. Simply add your company details and read the document to ensure all elements are relevant to your business, conduct a risk assessment using the Risk Assessment Form provided and make amendments as required. It is then ready for use as a training tool and as a point of discussion at OHS/WHS/Tool Box Talk meetings.

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